A Day in Makeup

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I love makeup. It’s one of my very favorite things about being a girl.  So for this week’s Fashion Friday I’m going to tell you about some of my favorite products.  I’ve used all sorts of brands since I first started wearing makeup, and I’ve finally found products that I love to wear.  If I had the time, I would wear makeup every day, but as it is… I really like to sleep in most mornings – so I usually just put on some lipstick on my way to work, but on those days I do wear makeup – this is what I wear.

My day starts with a good primer.  My primer of choice is “That Gal” by Benefit Cosmetics.  I sometimes wear my makeup without it, but it really does make a difference in the overall brightness of my face.

The primer is followed by a little concealer.  A good concealer is the only thing that makes me not look like I haven’t slept in a week.  I always have dark circles under my eyes no matter how much sleep I get.  And it always seems like I have a spot or two that needs a little concealing – especially in all this heat we’ve been having.  For me Benefit’s Boi-ing Concealer is real life PhotoShop.

After priming and concealing, I’m ready for my foundation.  I’m super picky that I not look like I’m wearing makeup – but I do still want to look gorgeous.  Benefit Cosmetics “Hello Flawless!” SPF 15 Foundation gives me that flawless look without looking fake.

Once I get past the foundation, I find I have a wide variety of products I love.

Eyes

I have long lashes, but just like my hair they are super fine, so my mascara of choice is Covergirl’s Lashblast Fusion Water Resistant Mascara.  It provides me with a great combination of length and thickness.

Another thing that helps me accent my eyes is a good eye liner.  My go to liner is the Revlon ColorStay Liquid Liner in Blackest Black.

But, just like my clothes, I sometimes want a little color.  I keep the Victoria’s Secret Beauty Rush Liquid Glitter Liner in Purple, Teal, and Brown around just for those occasions.

I use lots of different eyeshadows – basically I’m not picky about them as long as like the color.  For everyday, I usually use Covergirl’s Smokey Shadow Blast.  I keep it in Silver Sky, Citrus Flair, and Bronze Fire.  But for special occasions I like to be more dramatic, so I start with a layer of Eyeshadow Primer Potion and add a great powder shadow. The Primer Potion really makes the colors pop.

Cheeks

For me, cheeks are super simple.  I almost always use the CoverGirl Cheekers Bronzer to accentuate my cheekbones.

For the rare occasions I want a real blush I keep a container of Mica Beauty Blush in Wild Rose.

Lips

Lips are almost always the most important part of my makeup.  I have lots of lipsticks I use.  I love L’Oreal Paris Infallible Le Rouge Lipcolour – I have it in Ravishing Red, Eternal Rose, and Coral Seduction.

 

I also use Maybelline New York’s Colorsensational Lipcolor in Pink Me Up, and Revlon’s Matte Lipstick in Nude Attitude.

What are your go-to makeup products?

This post uses affiliate links.  And I also want to thank Marybeth over at Alarm Clock Wars for the inspiration to write this post.

2 thoughts on “A Day in Makeup”

  1. Andea- Have you ever tried any Mary Kay products??? I love everything I have used! Especially the mineral powder and mascara! I would love for you and a couple of friends to help me out with my 50 faces in 50 days challenge with a facial and we can do make-up too if you like! What day would work well for you? Thursday’s are the only day that doesn’t work here.

    1. I used Mary Kay products a LONG time ago… like middle school … stuff my mom bought for me. I haven’t tried it in ages. I certainly wouldn’t mind to give it a try — but I do love my Benefit products. My schedule is crazy busy until after the fair, but I’ll try to get a time worked out sometime afterward.

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